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Alexandria Vingino standing in front of a lake and mountain, with a cloth face mask in hand.

Why are there drug-resistant bacteria in seal poop?

MPH student Alexandria Vingino and collaborators find antibiotic-resistant E. coli in the waste of some marine mammals around Puget Sound

August 7, 2020 | Deirdre Lockwood

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Tyler Gerken, a DEOHS graduate student, holding water sampling bottles in the middle of a field of tall grass.

The water protector

UW DEOHS student Tyler Gerken, School of Public Health master’s fellowship winner, traces infectious bacteria in Hawai’i’s waters

Person with arm tattoos preparing burgers behind the counter at a restaurant.

Most people can’t work from home

About 75% of US workers are in jobs that can’t be done remotely during the coronavirus pandemic, a new DEOHS analysis finds

A woman in a white shirt talks with another woman in a blue shirt while standing in front of desks with laptops.

An inside look at Washington’s pandemic response

Grit and teamwork: A DEOHS master’s student describes her experience on the state’s COVID-19 response team

A grocery store clerk stands behind a clear plastic shield filled with signs about COVID-19 while scanning groceries..

COVID-19 resources for employers and workers

Your source for the latest guidance on workplace health and safety from DEOHS

Portrait of DEOHS Lecturer Yona Sipos in a greenhouse

Food in the time of coronavirus

How to eat sustainably during the pandemic while helping others, too

A man in a face mask and protective gear holds a tube and cotton swab near the driver's side window of a car.

New study clears path for self-sampling for COVID-19

Patients can collect their own samples just as accurately as clinicians to protect health care workers and preserve PPE, according to new study from UW and UnitedHealth Group